Published: March 13th 2009March 13th 2009
The Paul Gaugain
In Bora Bora we took a helicopter ride. This is a shot of our 300 passenger ship.
Our next stop after French Polynesia was the Kingdom of Tonga. From there we we suppose to travel to Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, unfortunately the Cook Islands were being hammered by a hurricane, so the Captain wisely decided to take a long detour and sail directly to Vavau Tonga. I did discover one thing in the 31/2 days at sea and that is that Mare has a stronger stomach than I do. If one wishes to visit an island in the South Pacific that is still under developed with regard to the tourist trade, I would recommend Tonga. Another day at sea and then we arrived at Savusavu Fijii. The next day we were in Savu Fijii. New Caladonia was a surprise. It is the third largest producer of nickel and obviously a good portion of the revenue remains in the country since Nomea is a thoughly modern city.
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